Sean Krakiwsky, President & CEO, Founder
Andrew Hillson, Chief Technology Officer
With over 25 years of experience in the tech industry, Mr. Hillson has specialized in solution architectures, development planning, product management, technical marketing and project management with large telecom (Nortel Networks) and numerous tech startups. He has designed, developed and deployed numerous back office control systems for wireline and wireless terminals. Mr. Hillson has degrees in Physics and Computing Science from the University of Alberta.
Nanalysis is Mr. Krakiwsky’s third tech start-up over a 20 year period, raising over $25M in equity funding for those companies. Previously he founded and built a high performance computing company called Acceleware (TSXV:AXE) providing software solutions to harness the parallel processing capabilities of multi-core GPUs/CPUs for the Electronic Design and Oil & Gas industries. Mr. Krakiwsky has an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, and was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings Hockey club in 1986 – he played in their farm system for two years, before going back to school in 1990.
Dr. Garett Leskowitz, Chief Science Officer
Bruce Lix, Director of Business Development
Mr. Lix spent 14 years managing the National NMR facility in Edmonton for industry and academic clients. He has worked as the president of a business consulting firm, and as staff spectroscopist at a pharmaceutical research firm. He has an MBA, from the University of Alberta, as well as a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Regina. Mr. Lix enjoys designing and building furniture in his woodshop, as well as the occasional round of golf.
Dr. Leskowitz has been researching compact-NMR technology and novel NMR and FTIR instrumentation and methods for over 20 years. He received an S.B. at MIT and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He has four patents and is the author of numerous research publications and presentations at scientific conferences. He has held teaching and/or research appointments at MIT, Harvard University, Caltech, the University of California at Riverside, and the Claremont Colleges. Dr. Leskowitz is married, has two children, and enjoys playing music and reading.
Dr. Greg McFeetors, Director of Engineering
Dr. McFeetors completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary where he implemented an NMR-on-a-chip system using MEMS. He has been a Microfabrication Researcher at the Advanced Micro/nano Integration Facility and a recipient of a Killam Fellowship. Dr. McFeetors is an avid skier and hockey fan.